Shades of Orange…

Caught this little butterfly on this sunflower this morning…

 

Then came along the honey bee…

 

 

Makes it all bee-u-tiful!

 

 

Golden Goodness, Pure Honey…

Here are some pictures of the finished product…. 

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Remember before… 

 

~After~
 

One of the separated jars...

 This took about 10 days! 

The mashed honey comb separated from the honey.

What's left of one jar...

 It’s soooo good!  And was easy to do. 

We plan on doing a bit more in a couple of weeks.

Sticky Situation…

Honey Bee on an apple blossom

       It  always amazes me how this  ↑ 

 

 
 

Honey!

          turns into this.  ↑

   

 Not long after Mark brought in a few pieces of honey filled comb did he separate the two.  

Mashing up the honey filled comb...

First he used a potato masher and thoroughly mashed the two together.  You can see the waxy comb stuck to the masher and floating in the bowl.  

Zayne helping... never mind the honey comb stuck to his face!

 

Next he divided the honey and comb into two quart jars, one wide mouth and the other a regular (narrow) mouthed jar.  

Then he placed some new clean screen material over the jars and screwed  on a canning ring to hold it all together. 

Two wide mouth jars taped together...

Then he inverted the ‘mashed’ filled jars over another wide mouth jar and taped them together with Gorilla Tape. 

We decided we liked the normal jar inverted over a wide mouth jar better as it let us maneuver the ‘mash’ filled jar around a bit to different angles which helped the honey release a bit easier. 

(See the picture below ↓) 

Already dripping honey...

Zayne helping with clean-up...

 

I think he likes it!

 I’ll show the finished product soon!